Blue Ridge Retrospective

Autumn is progressing rapidly here in Omaha, and the pleasant struggle to keep up with all the falling leaves is in full swing.  Most—but not all—of the serious color has faded and/or dropped to the ground, but I’m still watchful for others that persist or are late bloomers.  It’s one of my favorite times of year, and I tend to embrace anything that contributes to its magic readily and eagerly.  So when I came across a wonderful autumn photo by Mike Pillows the other day, that he made in West Virginia (entitled Autumn Layers, in his post here , my mind’s eye snapped back to another beautiful place that has grown special to me:  The Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through southern Appalachia, between (just east of) Waynesboro, VA, and (just north of) Waynesboro, NC (Wayne should be proud!), uninterrupted for 469.1 miles.  Over the past few years, I have been able to take advantage of several opportunities to explore parts of it, mainly between Asheville, NC and its southern end.  To many visitors, it’s at its most spectacular in autumn, but it is also very definitely worth visiting at any season.  So here’s a brief tribute to a special place.

Sawmill Run Overlook

Big Ridge Overlook

Looking Glass Rock (from Cherry Cove)

Graveyard Fields (October)

Graveyard Fields (April)

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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4 Responses to Blue Ridge Retrospective

  1. These are great! They brought me so many memories. I have lived in NY, DC, Md and Va for many years, and every opportunity I had I always visited The Blue Ridge Parkway – fantastic views, and you captured so well.

    • krikitarts says:

      Thanks, Alicia, for taking the time to visit and for your compliments! I’m delighted to have yet another contact in my favorite country abroad and am enjoying your work as well. Yes, the BRP is lovely at any season. I hope that I can explore more (if not all) of it someday!

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